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King Leopolds Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa - Hardcover

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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

By Adam Hochschild

Leopold'S Ghost Is The Haunting Account Of A Megalomaniac Of Monstrous Proportions, A Man As Cunning, Charming, And Cruel As Any Of The Great Shakespearean Villains. It Is Also The Deeply Moving Portrait Of Those Who Fought Leopold: A Brave Handful Of Missionaries, Travelers, And Young Idealists Who Went To Africa For Work Or Adventure And Unexpectedly Found Themselves Witnesses To A Holocaust. Adam Hochschild Brings This Largely Untold Story Alive With The Wit And Skill Of A Barbara Tuchman. Like Her, He Knows That History Often Provides A Far Richer Cast Of Characters Than Any Novelist Could Invent. Chief Among Them Is Edmund Morel, A Young British Shipping Agent Who Went On To Lead The International Crusade Against Leopold.

Newspaper Clipping Inside.

Published 1999 By Macmillan

Hardback, 366 Pages

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Adam Hochschild
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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

By Adam Hochschild

Leopold'S Ghost Is The Haunting Account Of A Megalomaniac Of Monstrous Proportions, A Man As Cunning, Charming, And Cruel As Any Of The Great Shakespearean Villains. It Is Also The Deeply Moving Portrait Of Those Who Fought Leopold: A Brave Handful Of Missionaries, Travelers, And Young Idealists Who Went To Africa For Work Or Adventure And Unexpectedly Found Themselves Witnesses To A Holocaust. Adam Hochschild Brings This Largely Untold Story Alive With The Wit And Skill Of A Barbara Tuchman. Like Her, He Knows That History Often Provides A Far Richer Cast Of Characters Than Any Novelist Could Invent. Chief Among Them Is Edmund Morel, A Young British Shipping Agent Who Went On To Lead The International Crusade Against Leopold.

Newspaper Clipping Inside.

Published 1999 By Macmillan

Hardback, 366 Pages

Author(s):
Adam Hochschild
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback

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